Training Courses at your SU


Defence Lab 

At your SU we’re always keen to try and help you improve your life skills as well as your employability skills.

Try something new and come along to our self-defence classes run by Defence Lab. Improve your personal safety, as well de-stress through their self-defence and fitness programme. 

Defence Lab is a global network of self-defence and fitness facilities. They combine the scientific study of physical and mental aspects of reality-based combat and self-defence. 

Sessions will run in the Engine Shed from 5:30 – 7pm. 


  • Wednesday 21st November 
  • Wednesday 5th December (in The Platform)
  • Wednesday 20th February 
  • Wednesday 17th April 

The sessions can be done individually, but each one will incorporate a different theme, so try and attend them all if you want to get the most out of the programme! The course will start off the basics, and build up to be more intense and “real”. 

Session are just £3 per person.

A rough idea of what will be covered in the sessions:

Introduction to Defence Lab. Why we do what we do, the major knock out points and basic covering and striking.

Different levels, what makes Defence Lab a little different to anything else out there! Everyone looks at defence from standing and some look at groundwork but are these the only 2 possible levels you’ll encounter in a violent situation?

Stages of incident. Low level violence and how to deal with it. Pushes, grabs etc.

Primal reactions. Using the body's natural reactions for defence in attack.

Scenario training e.g. nightclub, bar, tables, benches etc.

Light sparring, climbing from the ground and scenario work. Presentation Week!



On your training dashboard through your log-in to the Students’ Union website you can access various eLearning courses, as well as online training for various SU roles.

If you get involved in an opportunity through the SU, chances are there will be some compulsory training here for you to do, but alongside this are other opportunities for you to gain skills.

Each eLearning course and related quiz is worth one star in a particular Employability Skill. Simply pass the test to get the star.

Use these courses as a way of bumping up your star ratings! 

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